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Apr 5, 2011 02:50 PM

Only 2 more nights in Boston!

I'm staying at the Seaport so the choices near here pretty much suck. I've eaten at Salvatore's twice, and even tried the No Name Seafood. So I want to get out the next two nights, and try some GOOD food for a change. I think I'm done with pizza. As much as I love it, two nights in a row is enough for me this week. So...what are your suggestions? No seafood. Nothing to fancy/pricey, but some really good Italian would be nice. ??

No Name Restaurant
151-2 Fish Pier, Boston, MA 02210

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  1. Walk/T/cab/water taxi in to the northend where there are plenty of places found on this board, depending on your likes dislikes and price range. You aren't far from Chinatown if you like that type of food, some good sichuan spicy food at new shanghai you can also search on that.

    I'm sorry you went to the no name it was good in it's day, but that day was like 15 years ago as reported on this board many times, I would have gone to the daily catch at the federal court house.

    1. The choices near you aren't that bad... Sportello, Barlow's, Lucky's, Papagayo, Sam's at Louis.

      You can cab anywhere in Boston from there for about $12, north end for about $7. Maybe Lucca, Terramia, or Maurizio's?

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      1. re: Beachowolfe

        I'm not that concerned about walking to the North End...I've walked there plenty of times already. My issue has been time. I've been in a conference with events that have left me no time to walk or cab anywhere. The Sportello menu is too fru-fru for me, and some of the others you mention I've already looked at and I just don't find them appealing. I definitely don't want Mexican - I want Italian. Terramia is much too expensive. Lucky's is, well, a club, really. Barlows is odd...very few reviews on it, but what I can find seems to paint it as an upscale pub. Not sure that's what I'm looking for...but I'll keep it in mind.

        348 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02110

        1. re: FitMom4Life

          There are a lot of italian choices in the North end, but if $25 entrees are 'much too expensive', then it may have to be bad italian. Nowhere comes to mind straight away with say, $15 (pre tax/tip) price range.


            1. re: Taralli

              I think you can take a water shuttle to North End as well.


              I'd reccomend many places there, in no particular order, Artu, Limoncello, Mother Anna's (old school red sauce), Waterfront Cafe ...

              Mother Anna's
              211 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

            2. re: FitMom4Life

              My list of restaurants around you weren't suggestions for your next Italian meal but more of a response to your assertion the "choices near here pretty much suck".

              How much are you looking to spend before tax and tip and what kind of Italian are you looking for? I suspect you will be limited to southern italian/ red sauce if $25 is much too expensive and Sportello is fru fru.

              What about Daily Catch or Giacomo's or cab it over to Fenway and try out trattoria toscana.

          1. If I had that craving I'd go to Via Matta. It may be a bit pricey, but you can always have a couple of small plates.

            Via Matta
            79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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            1. re: Niblet

              Just looked at menu on their website and prices are higher than I remembered.

              Teatro might be better:

              177 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111